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and good morning, america. happy monday to robin, at home. josh also off today. welcome back to elizabeth vargas and david muir. welcome to you, as well. let's look at the s.a.g. awards. >> her dress did not rip, by the way. >> it came apart. did not rip. >> and tina fey. big night for "argo" and "modern family." we'll have all the highlights coming up. >> "argo" a real surprise winner. great for our friend, ben affleck. also, we're learning about the horrific fire over the weekend in brazil. the deadliest in years. 230 people dead. we have brand-new details coming in straight from eyewitnesses on what caused the disaster. we're going to tell you the first thing you should do if you're trapped. you did a big special on this. >> i did. and most people when they're confronted with a disaster, they will go out the exit they came in, bypassing other exits that work perfectly well. there's a lot of tips about what you can do to increase your chances of surviving in a case
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like that. also, the sudden surcharges taking everybody by surprise. we're going to tell you about the new credit card fees across 40 states. are you about to be charged up to 4% on your purchases just for using the plastic? >> oh no. also coming up -- "american idol" under fire right now. a group of contestants have just filed a legal complaint against the show reportedly saying they were kicked off, not because of their voices but because of their race. >> wow. let's get right to the ice storm that's been making all the commutes so dangerous and messy across the midwest and the east coast. sam's been tracking the latest overnight and has the latest. >> from virginia, all the way to boston, it will eventually be rain. but take a look at the pictures out of iowa and you'll know that driving on any amount of ice is a problem. in some cases, it will take the ice you see on this to change over to change over to wet road surfaces. you can see the areas of purple, that's ice, mixed in with the blue, that's rain.
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anywhere from central pennsylvania, to the carolinas. now, the northern areas falling just as snow. it will stay as snow. so, there's a little bit of accumulation. it's a small system as it moves in. it's three to five inches of snow in the northern elevations. it's the southern sections that are a real problem. from central new york state all the way this morning into the carolinas. ice to rain. ice to rain. that's going to take all afternoon to get rid of it. we'll take you step-by-step. the warm air that finally changes it to rain will be a problem for severe storms tomorrow. we'll show you what that looks like coming up in regular weather. >> sam, thanks very much. to the white house now. and the first-ever joint interview with president obama and hillary clinton. once bitter rivals, they've been working side-by-side for four years. and their sitdown already sparking some buzz about what comes next. let's get more on that from abc's martha raddatz in washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. friday is officially hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. but after watching the "60
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minutes" interview with president obama and secretary clinton, it seemed rather clear we've not seen the last of her. from the moment they sat down to talk with cbs news' "60 minutes," president obama and secretary clinton, seemed like they had been the best of friends for decades. >> i just wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you because i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we have had. i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. hillary's been one of the most important advisers that i've had on a whole range of issues. >> reporter: so, how did they heal the wounds from their intense rivalry? during that highly contentious 2008 primary fight. >> i can't tell who i'm running against. >> well, we're just getting warmed up. it's ancient history because of the people we all are. also, we're professionals. >> reporter: the interview will clearly leave many wondering, was this an endorsement of a
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2016 presidential run? >> i don't think either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> clearly, the door is open for her. she's leaving the scene. she's not leaving politics. >> reporter: at least clinton's health doesn't appear to be a factor, announcing that she expects to make a full recovery after suffering a concussion and blood clot recently. >> i noticed your glasses -- >> yeah, i have some lingering effects. the doctors tell me that that will all recede. >> reporter: it's believed the secretary is having some troubles with double-vision. and what about vice president biden? he's still playing coy about 2016. >> i haven't made that decision. and i don't have to make that decision for a while. >> reporter: hard to believe it was just a week ago today that president obama started his second term. but clearly, a lot of people are thinking ahead, george, to the next race four years from now. >> a little time to go before that.
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but there is some big news coming out of washington today. the beginnings of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform that includes the man you spoke with yesterday, senator john mccain. >> reporter: exactly. there's an announcement scheduled for this afternoon from this bipartisan group of senators about agreement in principle on some pretty sweeping changes of immigration law. and frankly, a lot of optimism, this could be passed even with a very controversial path to citizenship for those in the country illegally. senator john mccain telling your "this week" show yesterday, he thinks the time is right, especially given the power of latino voters in the last election. >> lot of momentum behind that now. let's get the rest of the morning headlines from david muir, weekend anchor in for josh. good morning, everyone. we're going to begin this morning with the search for answers after that horrific nightclub tragedy. at least 230 people were trapped and killed in a fire that engulfed a packed dance club in brazil. the club with just
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one exit became a death trap in seconds. matt gutman is in brazil with new details on how the fire started and why there was no other way out. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. it is impossible to underestimate the impact that this has had in brazil. check out these headlines, banner headlines everywhere here today. and largely because those killed were so young, mostly college students and minors. and because this mostly was avoidable. this morning, images of inconsolable grief. investigators say the fire that claimed the lives of more than 230 people inside this popular santa maria nightclub, started with the band on stage lit small flares, pointing them towards the ceiling. that set the building's sound-proofing on fire. and within seconds, the club began filling with thick, black smoke. that triggered the stampede. hundreds made it out in the streets. and firefighters and several young clubgoers who managed to escape, pulled others to safety. but so many were trapped.
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most of those who died succumb to smoke inhalation. firefighters finding dozens of their bodies blocking the club's single exit. eerily similar to the station nightclub fire in rhode island, in 2003, also started by a band's pyrotechnics. but it took patrons 30 seconds to react to the fire. by then, it was too late. 100 people died. some experts believe that, if they had immediately headed for the exits, dozens of lives may have been spared. now, begins the grim task of identifying the dead. the city morgue quickly filled up. that had to be moved to the gym, where families are still identifying bodies this morning. and also, the first memorial, one of many, began just moments ago. >> so many mothers and fathers on the scene now. back in this country. this morning, troubling developments about boeing's 787 dreamliner jet. "the wall street journal" now reporting to avoid production delays, officials at boeing and the faa, decided the plane would not have to pass
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newer and stricter fire safety tests. and japan, reportedly sped up inspections, pressured by the airlines looking to cut costs. part of the mississippi river is shut down this morning after a barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil, struck a bridge in vicksburg, mississippi. it's unclear how much oil has spilled. an oily sheen has been spotted three miles down river. and some amazing rescue video in australia. a family stranded in their pickup truck. with the waters rising quickly, rescuers urging them to put their 14-month-old son in this tiny bag so he could be hoisted up to the helicopter hovering above. as they bring him up, they carry him up inside the helicopter, all the way up. this is terrifying for those adults watching. look at this. right inside that bag, a little boy's head. a little upset. but doing just fine. >> why did they zip the bag closed? >> he's okay. and so are the parents. and this, also from australia, the same storm churning up all of the foam.
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watch to the left. the two officers jumping out of the way. a car suddenly emerging from all of that foam. the driver said, where am i? unbelievable, right? foam alert. the driver thought they were -- >> completely submerged? >> completely submerged. had nod idea a car was coming. they didn't have sam. >> they didn't have sam. see? now, to a major headline for anybody who uses a visa or a mastercard and that's a lot of us. there's a brand-new surcharge of up to 4%, now allowed in 40 states on every purchase. and it all just started yesterday. abc's gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: you thought all you had to worry about was the interest rate? wrong. this morning, retailers can charge you a fee for swiping your credit card. how much? up to 4% of your total purchase. in other words, if you buy a digital camera for $200, you could be charged an extra 8 bucks for using a credit card instead of paying cash. >> i'd be really upset. i wouldn't want to pay more.
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>> reporter: luckily for this shopper, she's in new york, one of the ten states that has barred retailers from charging consumers the fee. some retailers have already said they won't be passing on the surcharge to customers. walmart told abc news, we are not interested in surcharging customers in order to allow credit card companies to continue charging unfair fees. >> and it will really only be the smaller retailers or service providers who might do it. but it's really anybody's guess. >> reporter: so, don't panic yet. stores have to make sure you know about the fee before you pay it. what are some of the things that consumers can look for in a store when they're walking in? >> when you walk in, there has to be a sign conspicuously displayed indicating that they do surcharge. then, at the cash register and also on your receipt, they have to clearly disclose what
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to clearly disclose what the surcharge is. >> reporter: and the same goes for online shopping. the website must warn you about the online fee. using your debit card with a p.i.n. number is a little different. this fee applies only to credit cashed purchases. now, to that terrifying air scare caught on camera. a plane catching fire in mid flight with more than 100 passengers onboard. investigators trying to figure out if it was all caused by a bolt of lightning. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: sparks coming from the engine. not what you want to see out your jetliner window at 30,000 feet. the massive flashes seen in this video that went viral last week, were originally reported as a lightning strike fire. another camera catches the flaming plane as it streaks across the night sky over turkey. back onboard, passengers are warned of turbulence. then, the lights go out. but the turkish airline pilots never lose control of the flight and land safely. lightning strikes are not uncommon.
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this emirates airbus a-380, was hit back in 2011. that same spring, going to london. >> we had a lightning strike. >> reporter: that plane landed safely. as did a jetblue flight that took off from tampa. >> we've been struck by lightning twice. >> reporter: aviation experts say every airliner in the sky is hit once a year. the chances of being hit in the air are actually 500-times more likely than being hit on the ground. >> it happens all the time. and they safely absorb it because they're not grounded. >> reporter: aviation expert john nance says this engine fire is likely to have been caused by lightning. >> there's almost no likelihood that a lightning strike could have created the problem we saw with the engine. >> reporter: lightning strike or not, fire in the air is not what anyone wants to see out their window or from the ground. jim avila, abc news, new york. >> and that is sure an understatement. now, to the mother of two who vanished mysteriously while traveling in turkey.
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she was by herself, taking pictures of the breathtaking scenery. now, she has disappeared. abc's john muller is here with the very latest on this strange story. >> reporter: it is. good morning, elizabeth. as we speak, the missing new york mother's husband and brother are in the air, on their way to istanbul. when they land this afternoon, they will join a frantic search. she went to a far-off land to take beautiful pictures. but her first trip abroad has turned ugly. 33-year-old sarai sierra, a new york mother of two, left for the u.s. and never came back. these instagram pictures she posted from turkey, strikingly beautiful, detailing the dream photography trip she was originally supposed to take with a friend, who backed out at the last minute. her father went to pick her up at newark early last week, only to find out she never got on her flight home. >> she had never even arrived at the airport at turkey. >> reporter: this morning, her distraught husband and brother are on their way to turkey to
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help istanbul police find her. she stayed in constant contact through skype and messages. the last message coming last monday saying, i'll be home tomorrow. yay. >> she touched base with us all the time. and everything was fine, up until the day before she was supposed to arrive. >> reporter: when her plane arrived tuesday without her onboard, her family called authorities. at the hostel where she was staying, turkish police found her passport, medical card and phone chargers still in the room. >> she's an amazing person. she has one incredible sense of humor. and i love that about her. >> reporter: she had every reason to come home. she decided to cut her trip short because she missed her 9-year-old and 11-year-old kids. and she was eager to register for new classes at a local college. now, an ongoing international mystery, as family from new york hits the ground in turkey, trying to bring back the wife, sister, daughter and mother they love so much. her family is deeply suspicious.
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they say that this is completely out of character for the mother of two who so deeply loves her children, children who still don't know their mother is missing. >> i hope there's a happy ending to this. thanks, john. let's switch gears to a big night in hollywood, as we count down to the oscars. abc's chris connelly has all of the highlights from last night's screen actors guild awards. and one of our favorite movies of the year has all kinds of momentum. >> the cast of "argo." >> reporter: the best picture "argo" was an oscar favorite. >> it's cool. >> reporter: how did he remain calm when he had so many different roles? >> who said that? >> he was very much in control. i hate to say it in front of him. but -- >> you have never said anything nice in front of me in my life. that was the first time. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence won a female best actor award for "silver linings playbook." >> i'm feeling so good. i finally found the cure for
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pneumonia. this guy. >> reporter: this guy also found its way into the hand of the "modern family" cast. winners of comedy series ensemble for the third time. >> i have a nice bathroom. i put them there. >> her bathroom is as big as my living room. >> i go in there when i'm depressed. >> reporter: anne hathaway, for "les mis." >> i want to thank my mother for voting for me. >> reporter: daniel day-lewis won best actor for "lincoln." and "downton abbey's" cast left holds best drama ensemble award. >> shut the french window. >> reporter: you can get in anywhere in town if you just wave those things tonight. and it was a great night to be an actor, just ask ariel winter, who turns 15 this morning. >> happy birthday to you. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> that's a nice birthday present. >> sure is. >> and sam, your favorite show
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did well, too. >> not bad to be a "downton abbey" fan. we're going to start with the warmth in the weather today. because we showed you the cold. let's show you where the warm spots are. the warmth plays a big role in what happens tomorrow and into wednesday, with the elevated chance of getting tornadoes. we'll show you where that happens. but take a look -- 78 in houston. 68 in kansas city. jacksonville, you're coming in about 75 degrees today. this is for tomorrow. as the cold front moves into all that warm air, it will be driving some strong storms in the red zone, and some strong, gusty winds. and the elevated opportunity to get some tornadoes through here. now, this is most likely through arkansas, north texas, also, into northern louisiana. tomorrow that zone is much wider -- tuesday, this is the area. wednesday, it's much wider and spreads into the south. we'll go over both of the days for you, so you're not surprised by the strong to severe weather that happens tuesday into wednesday.
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>> and just one more reminder, from the great lakes to the mid-atlantic, it's an icy mix of rain and snow today, until the
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afternoon. >> okay, sam. thank you very much. and coming up on "gma," two shock jocks facing off in court in a bitter showdown, with a bizarre twist that could lead to mistrial. why one lawyer is calling it a john grisham novel coming to life. and the mystery of jonbenet ramsey. the report says that a grand jury indicted both of her parents leading to her murder. "american idol" under attack this morning by former contestants. were they forced to leave the show because of their race? and it was a sizzling night on the red carpet. we'll have the best of the red-hot fashion just ahead. stay with us. red-hot fashion just ahead. stay with us. he red-hot fashion just ahead. he red-hot fashion just ahead. stay with us. a secret crush right here at ta turned out to be a mutual attraction.... the westgate cousins went old-school to decide who pays the check... a local book club raved about the cliffhangers in the new crime novel... and some b-f-fs from college joked about
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>> sue? >> on the san mateo bridge they shut down westbound lanes because of a big rig caught in the wrong lane. traffic is now slowing again nicely moving to san mateo, and west 580, new accident, on the shoulder, very slow from the central valley, and north 101, an early accident cleared but very slow traffic all the way from south san jose beyond the scene. >> thank you, when we come back, mike nicco
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>> check out this beautiful picture from mount tamalpais with the sun coming through and languaging around, and stray shower possible from the ocean otherwise it will be nice. temperatures in the mid-30's to upper 30's under land and low-to-mid 40's around the bay and upper 40's in san francisco and half moon bay and
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upping the fashion ante, as we count down to the oscars. that was last night's s.a.g. awards. all kinds of glitz and glamour on the red carpet.
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and where is jennifer lawrence? her dress caught all kinds of attention. there she is, getting the award right there. there we go. >> it's made like that. >> she hit a little button there? >> it's like -- it's called -- it could be a minidress or a full-length dress. >> yes. >> it's called keep your eyes on that screen. >> i thought she was beautiful. and one of the genuinely surprised winners. she looked really surprised and thrilled. and ben affleck, he looked surprised, too. also this half hour, a question. is the show "american idol" racist? the hit show's under attack by former contestants who are claiming discrimination forced them out of competition, not their singing. so, we're going to weigh into that in just a minute. also coming up, a shocking headline in the jonbenet case. was the grand jury ready to charge both of her parents with
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child abuse? we're going inside a brand-new report. >> yeah, it's a story we haven't stopped talking about since it happened. also, take a look at this. beyonce, putting out brand-new pictures. am i the only one who saw this, can i live? instead of can i live? i don't know. >> sam champion. stirring the pot. >> we'll find out more this morning. >> our chief investigative correspondent, sam champion. >> that is all coming up. but right now, we're going to begin with the bizarre shock jock trial in florida, where one lawyer calls it a john grisham trial come to life. this latest may mean a mistrial or a new arrest. abc's linsey davis has all the latest. >> reporter: good morning, george. this is one of those cases that falls under the heading you just can't make this stuff up. for starters, the initial lawsuit involved a man who goes by the game of bubba the love sponge clem. his lawyers are involved in a honey pot that involves a dui
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aroast and now a potential mistrial. >> the authorities are always screwing with you. >> reporter: a civil defamation case over alleged name-calling, between the biggest radio names in the tampa bay area. bubba the love sponge clem and his accuser, john schnitt. it quickly took a turn when schnitt's attorney was behind bars for a dui. a member of bubba clem's defense team went to a tampa bar and allegedly tricked the opposing counsel, charles campbell, into getting arrested. >> she bought him drinks. she specifically, we believe, asked him to move her car. >> reporter: police testified that a member of bubba clem's defense team called them to have campbell arrested for dui. schnitt's lawyers say they're now asking for a mistrial on the grounds the jury may have been influenced by the publicity of campbell's dui arrest.
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>> obviously, the criminal arrest for lead counsel for the plaintiff has a dramatic affect. >> reporter: schnitt's lawyers say bubba's lawyers could have gotten a legal advantage because campbell left his briefcase with apartment documents in the paralegal's car. but bubba's attorneys say that there's no need for a mistrial. >> there's no evidence to suggest that my law firm or any of us was involved in any of this. >> this is campbell's second dui charge in the last five years. keep in mind, this is all stemming from a $15,000 civil suit. schnitt is suing clem for allegedly making defamatory statements about him and his wife. elizabeth? >> what a story. linsey, thank you so much. now, to a shocking update in the case of jonbenet ramsey, the 6-year-old beauty queen that was found dead in her home in colorado. a reports reveal that the grand jury in that case voted to indict both of her
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parents in the case for child abuse, leading to her death. we're going to talk to dan abrams about it live. but first, abc's clayton sandell has the latest on the story. >> reporter: it's a murder case 16 years old, still unsolved. in 1996, at christmas, 6-year-old beauty queen jonbenet ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family's boulder, colorado, home. suspicion fell on her parents, john and patsy ramsey. but they insisted an intruder is to blame. >> did you kill jonbenet? >> no, i did not. >> mrs. ramsey, did you kill your daughter? >> no, i did not kill my daughter. >> reporter: but now, abc news sources confirm that in 1999, a grand jury, after meeting over a year, believed there was enough evidence to indict john and patsy ramsey, on charges of child abuse resulting in death. the story first appeared in "the boulder daily camera." but the district attorney refused to sign off. >> i and my prosecution task force, believe we do not have sufficient evidence to warrant
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the filing of charges. >> reporter: the prosecutor believing a conviction would be impossible. patsy ramsey died in 2006. john ramsey remarried. his attorney tells abc news, that prosecutor hunter is a hero who wisely avoided a miscarriage of justice. the case is still officially open. but as in 1996, investigators seem no closer to solving the crime in 2013. the year jonbenet would have turned 23. for "good morning america," clayton sandell. abc news, denver. >> one of the great lingering mysteries. let's bring in our "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. the saying always goes, the grand jury will indict a ham sandwich. the burden of proof is much lower for a grand jury than it would have been the district attorney. having to prosecute those charges in court. >> it seems that the grand jury went for a compromise. meaning, they didn't decide to say this is murder. they said this is abuse, which led to the death, which sounds
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to me like a compromise on the part of a grand jury. ordinarily, you present a case like this to the grand jury, you're going to get a murder case. now, we don't know exactly what the prosecutor said to the grand jury, meaning, we don't know that they said we want you to indict on murder. my guess is they didn't tell them at all what they wanted them to do. they left it in theirs hands. and this is what they came up with. >> but how often does that happen? that a d.a. gets an indictment for abuse leading to the death or murder or whatever you want to call it, and then chooses to do nothing on it? >> very, very rarely without new evidence coming forward. you might see this in a case where a grand jury says, hands up an indictment, and then d.a. says other things have come into play here, we're not going to move forward. it's the prosecution's decision to bring it to the grand jury. >> there was a huge divide between the prosecutor's office, between prosecutors and police on the guilt or innocence of the ramsey family.
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>> this would have put so much pressure on alex hunter back in the late '90s to move forward with this case. but i think he gets a lot of credit. i've seen most of that case file. i have to tell you that i think alex hunter made the right call then. and looking back on it, it's even clearer that he made the right call. >> the ramseys were officially cleared by a subsequent district attorney. but the current d.a. says he is not bound by that clearance. >> a murder, you can continue to investigate. but i think that whoever investigates this case moving forward, will not be looking at the ramseys. and my guess is, this case will probably never be solved. >> thank you so much. let's get a check in, now, of the messy, messy storm system across the east coast and the midwest, from sam on the morning weather. sam? >> and we're going to talk about some flooding rains that were yesterday, from phoenix to tucson. pictures came out about three-quarters of an inch to a full inch in that zone. a lot of flash flooding in that area. now, it's much drier today. and we think temperatures will eventually start coming up.
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it took me, like, half an hour to get those temperatures up when we were practicing today. 64 in l.a. the numbers will come up later on in the week. but the good news, it's dry from the southwest to the west coast. as far as the northeast goes. this is what elizabeth was talking about. the great lakes, to the northeast, and the mid-atlantic. this is an icy zone today. slippery, slidey mess. from rain, to ice, to ice, to rain. and it does that until midday in boston. some areas in the northeast will get an accumulation of snow. most of it is the slidey mess. stay up with your local abc stations. >> all of that weather was brought to you by advil. >> thanks, sam. and coming up, "american idol" is under fire right now. why some former contestants are accusing the show of racism.
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welcome back. it is now 7:43. we have new drama surrounding "american idol." the hit show, now under fire, from a group of former contestants who say they were kicked off because of their race. abc's cecilia vega has our
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story. >> you did not make the top 24. >> reporter: it is the hit show where singers can get the boot for missing a note. but can contestants also get the boot from "american idol" simply based on their race? nine former contestants have filed a legal complaint against the show, reportedly claiming they were kicked off for that very reason. according to tmz, the group says the show tried to humiliate african-american contestants, many with arrest records, by exposing their pasts for ratings. this morning, their issue tells abc news, it is an issue for the courts. "idol's" network, fox, isn't commenting. >> for all of the people that were literally taken off of the program, they have been all african-american. is that a coincidence? it's kind of hard to tell. >> reporter: contestants, including, finalist corey clark, disqualified from season two after a battery arrest.
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and semifinalist jared andrews, sent packing over an assault charge. ♪ and i don't need >> reporter: producers also booted these twins, after identity theft charges surfaced. and season nine contestant was questioned over ties to a boy band. >> i really cannot recall anytime on the show where i felt discriminated against. >> reporter: season six finalist, melinda doolittle, said one thing "american idol" isn't, is racist. three of the show's past winners are black. other past contestants say singers on "idol" are required to disclose arrests. season four's vonzell solomon tells abc news, in a statement, i was clearly informed of all grounds for disqualifications in our contracts. "idol" has changed my life for the better. >> i didn't feel like there was special attention given to someone because of race.
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i really cannot see where this is coming from. >> reporter: but where it may be headed? to a courtroom. the group reportedly plans to sue. for "good morning america," see celia vega, abc news, los angeles. and coming up, we have the story of a woman who spent a decade planning every detail of her wedding before she even met the groom. but she was ready. she was ready. >> the cart before the horse, or something like that. and "the play of the day" here this morning. holy visitor, batman. did you see this over the weekend? freeze it. you have to freeze this bat in mid-air. you won't believe how the players, coaches reacted to this on the court. on all purchases,h back plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn.
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right then. here's "the play of the day." >> "play of the day" on monday morning. welcome back. watch what happens. you all saw this. the unexpected player on the court. >> i did. >> this is a way to see grown men cry. a bat showed up at the game.
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marquette against providence in milwaukee. the bat swoopes in. the crowd goes wild. the next shot's the best. look at the coaches. the coaches, so terrified, they start putting -- hiding behind one another. towels over their head. one player about seven feet tall, takes a swipe at the bat with the basketball. >> they had to turn the lights off in the arena. >> they did. and when they turned the lights back on, it was mysteriously gone. >> in the game going, where did that thing go? >> one other piece of video, too, also comes from the court. and this was a little guy. when the camera comes on. look at this. hand on the hips. hand on the head. number 12. >> yeah. >> he got moves. >> look at his dad. that's my son. >> pulls out the sprinkler. that's always a winner. >> the sprinkler. >> oh. >> that little -- got a little pelvic move. that was the sprinkler, sam? >> yeah, that's it. >> he steals the day.
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>> now from abc7 news. orgs are the san francisco race are looking for backing now that the major sponsor has dropped out. the san francisco chronicle reports dazzle, a company that sells custom istea shirts withdrew support after not reaching terms. they sponsored the race in two years. organizers say the run will go on as scheduled may 19. mike has the forecast. >> chilly which morning. good morning, everyone, napa is 33 and mid-40's for the rest us. the seven-day forecast shows warmer by friday and saturday. >> 101 through san jose is jammed because of early problems at the 880 overcrossing but you have slow traffic from through south san jose up to mountain view because of early accidents. right now, 680 there is a new
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well, is cassie going to say yes or not? to that prom invitation. >> how can she say not? >> we miss robin, as well. she's at home watching. getting closer and closer to her comeback, every, single day. and welcome to you, david. >> how cute that he's asking her to prom. >> i hope it works out for him. >> there we go. way to go, andrew. >> cassie, say yes. >> that's great. >> is that like 7th grade prom? >> younger and younger. >> right. how about last night in hollywood? lots of great turnout on the red carpet. you can see it right there, the s.a.g. awards. we were talking about jennifer lawrence all morning. that dress that we saw her. watch closely here. she did that herself. >> yes. >> that's the way it's made. >> it's made.
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from -- on the runway, it was shown with the sheer paneling. she wanted to be covered up. so, they made that extra bit. >> i love lara. >> i was told to ask the question. and you have the answer. there you go. >> lara has all of the rundown. check this out. these are pictures of beyonce taken since her inauguration controversy. the message on the sweatshirt, if you can go back to it, says, can i live? or sam and i think it says, can i live? >> are you kidding me? >> we had her here on the show. >> and she knocked it out here. >> uh-huh. >> you go ahead. you're our guest. >> all right. well -- you're so polite. i was going to go to beyonce, she doesn't do anything that's not planned. but now, back to you. all right. here we go.
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the woman who said yes to the dress and everything else for her dream wedding. here's the thing, though. she said yes to all that stuff before she found the guy. >> yeah. >> so, was she superprepared? or taking it all to a new extreme? >> why are we asking? >> he seems okay. >> how does he feel? does he feel like the right guy this morning? this is a little frightening. this had to be scary for january jones. she said her hair is coming out. not just a little bit, but in clumps. she's worried that it may years of dying it. we're going to ask some hair stylists. what everyone needs to know about dyeing your hair. is it overstyling? is that the problem? >> we're going to find out, coming up. let's get the news from david. >> thanks, george. we begin what appears to be the first step in changing immigration laws. we're expecting to hear from a group of eight senators, who have agreed on a framework for
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pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens and who believe that there's a path for citizenship in the u.s. president obama, meanwhile, unveils his own immigration reform plan tomorrow. and there is expected to be a lot of common ground here. this morning, authorities investigating that horrific nightclub fire in brazil said as many as 2,000 people were packed in that club when the fire started. at least 230 of them died, after being overcome with smoke after the band with flares set the soundproofing on fire. there was only one exit. witnesses say the security guards tried to block people from leaving, at first thinking they were skipping out on their bar tabs. the alleged mastermind of the september 11th attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed will be among five terror defendants in a guantanamo bay courtroom. it's the beginning of pretrial hearings. all five defendants face the death penalty if convicted. a nationwide manhunt is under way for the man you see in gray. u.s. marshals say he's a dangerous career criminal.
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but, look at this. he just walks out of prison. he convinced an inmate who was about to be freed to switch wristbands with him and walked out of a detroit jail. he used the same strategy to escape from a phoenix jail last year. there's that hunt, now, under way. now, a sign of the times at the bookstore this morning. barnes & noble says it's planning to close one-third of its stores in the next decade. all because of increased competition from ebooks. an incredible brush with death. check this out. look at this caught on camera. check out the motorcyclist. the truck tips over. that is a close call. the guy on the bike, just fine. that's not a fun morning. and finally, beyonce -- are you ready for this one? >> yes. yes. >> after firing back from all of the lip-syncing criticism, she posted the pics that was shown in the sweatshirt, saying can i live? can i live? jay-z has a song also titled the same. new york senator charles schumer, by the way,
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apparently is waiting for a call from beyonce. he wants her to apologize. he ran the inaugural committee. i think he will be waiting for quite some time. >> senator, you stick by that. >> good luck with that. >> yeah. "pop news." >> let's do it. good morning to you all. we begin with jennifer lawrence. the superstar showing off a lot of leg, as she made her way to the stage to accept her prize for best female actor in "silver linings playbook." we have more of that coming up in fashion. that's coming up very soon in the show. but take a look at this. some lost footage that jennifer lawrence made. she thanked mtv last night for her first acting gig. it was a promo for "my super sweet 16." it scored her a s.a.g. card. at 14 years old. jennifer said, when she got the card in the mail, it made her life because it made her a professional actor. as we know, the rest is history. congratulations, again, to jennifer lawrence. and tina fey could be adding
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to her resume. the comedienne, writer, actress, and now broadway producer? before tina fey scooped the s.a.g. for best actress in a comedy series, for "30 rock," last night, she told e! news that "mean girls" the musical was a very real possibility. she wrote the screenplay for the 2004 monster hit and is trying to develop a musical version with her husband who does all of the music for "30 rock." >> that was 2004? >> yeah. >> a classic, i think. and this. it was a whopper of a sendoff. >> ding. >> for a pennsylvania man, who loved burger king so very, very much. 88-year-old david kind jr. was such a regular at the fast food restaurant in york, pennsylvania, they agreed to allow his entire funeral procession to go through the drive through, including the hearse. everybody was given a burger to go, including kind, who was buried with one placed on his
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flag-draped coffin. he was a veteran. in the end, his daughter said, he had it his way. >> oh. >> on the radio, it was a whopper of a sendoff. >> that's what i said when i started it. >> oh, you did? i was so hit by the video. >> it's the way he wanted it. >> i think his daughter said, this is something that he totally loved. >> absolutely. >> and he lived his life as he wanted it. i thought it was sweet. >> 88. clearly burgers -- >> a world war i veteran. god bless. >> if he wants a burger in his casket, go for it. and finally, everybody, scotties performing the party trick. not that scottie. stay over there. these pure-bred scottish terriers go crazy for goat milk. and look at what happens when their breeder pours the milk into a round bowl. they have a scottie pinwheel. >> they do this naturally? >> they do this every time the breeder puts the milk in the bowl. no one's really sure why. but it sure is fun to look at.
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look at scottie. our scottie doing his pinwheel. i'll give you warm milk later. that's "pop news." we do have a pop quiz. would you like to enjoy the pop quiz? >> i'm enjoying it already. >> oh, good. it's about norah jones. she is performing the nominated song from which movie hit at the oscars this year? i will tell you after the weather. >> huh. let's get that from sam. >> and we are outside, with the fine folks in times square today. what a great crowd on a monday. mitchell, right? >> yes. >> where are you from? >> iowa. >> tell me about the sign. >> my sister's boyfriend wanted me to make it for my sister. >> uh-huh. >> and he's asking her to prom. >> do we know the answers yet? do we know anything? >> she's probably going to say yes. >> she probably will say yes. can you confirm that she'll probably -- mom, can you confirm -- >> we're about an hour behind. we're in iowa.
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so, i'm sure it will be a yes. but she hasn't seen it yet. >> we'll try to let you know on "gma live!" what she actually says because "gma live!" happens after the show, which should happen in all the right time zones. let's get to the boards. here's one or two things going on from washington, d.c. a little bit of fog. a little bit of low clouds from washington north. we're getting some milder temperatures, which is going to take care of the icing. but it also sets up strong to severe weather during the day tomorrow, and on wednesday, from the plains all the way to the deep south. but today, just know the temperatures are going to get milder. into the northwest, in comes that low. you'll see it's an awful lot of rain. also, mixing with snow on the
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>> we're live in times square. it will get warmer, i hope. let's go back inside to -- >> lara. >> great crowd outside. thank you so much. and here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." january jones' hair loss shocker. and what women need to know about the dangers of dyeing your hair. plus, why this woman started planning her wedding over a decade ago, before she met the guy. and the best of the sizzling red carpet fashion at the s.a.g. awards. we have that and so much more, coming up live on "good morning america." [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up
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all right. time, now, for the answer to our pop quiz of the day. it's norah jones, everybody. she'll be performing "everybody needs a best friend," from the movie "ted." it's a great song. very catchy. >> will it win against adele? >> i think it will have a tough run against adele. this is a really charming song. >> there's the bear. >> rocking it out.
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>> ted's blowing up. big oscar debut. >> hope we have a mic out there. yeah. >> ted is filthy. >> someone should cut away quickly. >> exactly. at any rate, we're going to move on to "mad men" and january jones. she's one of the stars on that fantastic show. she is revealing her hair is falling out in big clumps. she says it's from coloring it so much. it's not just a danger for stars but for anybody who dyes their hair. and abc's tanya rivero has the story. >> reporter: she's best known for playing don draper's perfectly coifed ex-wife, betty on "mad men." but now 35-year-old actress january jones says looks can be deceiving when it comes to hair. she says her hair is falling out in clumping. adding, she should just shave it and wear a wig. jones believes it's from changing her color so much over the last year.
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she's gone from bombshell blonde, to radiant red extensions, back to blonde, then, brunette and blonde again, at seen last night at the screen actors guild awards. many hairstylists warn against excessive coloring. >> the chemicals used over frequency can result in breakage and hair loss. >> reporter: genetics and certain medical conditions like thyroid disease play major rolls in female hair loss. but for celebs who must present ever-changing looks to the world, overprocessing can be troublesome. take the case of kelly osbourne, who has seemingly experienced every hair color under the sun. three years ago, she admitted to getting bald patches after a hair colorist forget about her in the chair. telling "the guardian" newspaper, i felt like i was electrocuted and could burst
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into tears. lady gaga, a natural brunette, has discussed the difficulties of maintaining her signature brat numb blonde look. telling "people" magazine, she must occasionally get a chemical hair cut because my blonde hair is falling out. >> my advice would be to make sure you're use thing the right product for what you're doing. highlights or covering gray. and make sure you are conditioning enough. >> reporter: for "good morning america," tanya rivero, abc news, new york. >> we were just talking about this. i'm not sure -- i'd like to know any viewers have opinions on this. if you have blonde hair or brunette hair. i think blonde hair is supposed to be more delicate. >> let me check. >> i think it is. if you have fine hair, it will take processing different than coarse hair. we talked about having fine hair on the set. >> you're just fine people. >> it's fine. just fine. >> i hope all of -- i'm going to be gray and bald.
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wash out my gray if i know it's going to fall out in clumps. >> george is out of this conversation. >> right? >> i don't know. i think it's fantastic. my hair's all there. >> she is beautiful. >> yeah. you ready for this story? >> yeah. >> i don't know. >> you'll find out. we were talking about her. the bride that planned her wedding for a decade. paula, you're here with this. >> reporter: yes. >> she started planning before she met that nice guy right there. >> reporter: i think every single lady will admit they've looked at a bridal magazine or two or three or four. or 150. you never did? >> no. >> i think as a young teenager, you create an image, a picture of what you hopeful. >> reporter: every girl is dreaming of that big day. i let my mom plan everything. nearly every woman dreams of her wedding day. some start planning earlier than others. one started planning before that important piece was in place. she had planned the perfect
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wedding. from the dress, to the flowers, she had booked the band. the only thing missing was the groom. >> i booked my band nine years in advance. i went up to them and i said, i don't have a groom. but if you're still around, will you play my wedding? >> reporter: kate owens had been detailing her dream day for nearly a decade, ten years before she met her prince charming. >> i knew the style of dress i wanted. i knew the color scheme. i knew i wanted to be outdoors. i think some people probably thought i was nuts. >> reporter: by the time she met mr. right, kate has assembled a wedding binder full of ideas. >> nobody knew about the binder. it was another binder on the shelf. >> reporter: not even engaged, she had to break ate to her beau. >> once we got engaged, the gig was up. >> i was a little surprised at first. >> the wedding book? i haven't seen that since the fourth grade. >> first organized alphabetically, then geographically. then, by square footage.
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>> reporter: a wedding expert at theknot.com say nearly 40% of the website's visitors are not engaged. they have a section devoted that those dreamers. and it's one of the site's most popular message boards. >> it's okay to fantasize. and it's okay to preplan and be that way. at the end of the day, you have to remember there's another person involved in this wedding. that's your to-be husband. >> reporter: for kate and sean when their big day arrived, they hadn't deviated much from the preplanning. and sean even had a say. >> he picked out the tux and the suit that the guys wore. i just gave him a color scheme to work with. >> reporter: now, they're gearing up for the next phase of their life. and naturally, there's a plan. >> we're working on starting a family, hopefully soon. >> she even booked the band nine years prior to her wedding. she had a working document on her computer she titled life, not marriage. just in case somebody looked
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over her shoulder and they saw. she was a little embarrassed about it. >> that's very cute. >> i think so, too. >> when kool and the gang shows up, we'll know why. >> she got a deal. from nine years ago. she got a deal. >> the 2003 rate. who was everybody's favorite on the red carpet? fashion-wise? >> i loved jessica chastain and kerry washington. >> all right. there were so many beauties out there. everybody on the red carpet for the s.a.g. awards. a glamorous night. the look of the evening was sophisticated and sizzling. stacy london will be here with her take on the fashion. but abc's chris connelly had a front-row seat to the biggest fashion statements out there. >> reporter: hail the ponytail. leather to lace. these fashions did everything but s.a.g. from amanda seyfried in zac posen. to jennifer lawrence, luminous in christian dior, even with a
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brief up the stairs oopsie. >> i felt on the ground, this train is going to murder me. somebody's chair got stuck on my train. >> reporter: but you handled it with grace. >> i did. i fell into the crowd. >> reporter: the color of the s.a.g. awards carpet had nothing on "zero dark thirty's" jessica chastain, rocking that alexander mcqueen. keeping it dark and dramatic were tina fey, amy poehler and busy philipps. and claire danes rocked it lips to hips. her co-star followed suit. >> i knew it was the right one. it feels right. >> reporter: the passion and influence of the first lady seemed much in evidence. you embraced the bangs before michelle obama did, didn't you? >> she stole it from me. she called me. and i said, you go first. >> reporter: youth kept it. anne hathaway from "les mis." cutting it short. to "mad men's" kiran shipka. picture-perfect in oscar de la
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renta and comfortable heels. >> i feel good in them. maybe because they make me feel confident. >> reporter: nicole kidman was radiant in vivienne westwood, part of a weekend when she was escorted by aussie girl naomi watt, and her fashion icon having fun. >> keith is in australia doing his tour. i went with naomi. and tonight, i'm going with steve daniels. i have to find dates, you know? >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. for more, we're joined by stacy london, co-host of tlc's "what not to wear." welcome to "gma." >> thank you for having me. >> i love the fact you have a true philosophy when it comes to red carpet dressing. will you share it with everybody? >> it's interesting. julianne moore talked about her stylist on the red carpet. now that we know celebrities have stylists, we don't necessarily think they're going to be huge successes and big misses.
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it's much more about the fact, you just want to see the woman in a dress. you want to see her and think that she's beautiful. the risk-takers, what winds up happening is the dress is wearing them. not necessarily that it's a terrible dress. but that's the distinction now. it overpowers them. >> who did you think were the winners last night? >> i had so many favorites. i have to go with jennifer lawrence. jesse chastain and naomi watts. i know amanda seyfried and kerry washington, very big winners. jennifer lawrence won me over because the makeup with the dress was so stunning. >> the dark lips. >> exactly. and amanda looks gorgeous. that dress was amazing. >> you talk about when the dress wears the woman. who do you think took a fashion risk? >> i think january jones is the girl we're talking about today. she did severe hair. she went with the shorter hair and her hair falling out, that
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was part of it. but that dress really wore her a little bit. i love that dress, actually, when it was shown originally was shorter. i think it was a little less of a statement. >> i liked the neckline. >> she was going for something a lot stronger. >> very rock 'n' roll. >> exactly. it was a almost punk rock. some of the dresses were a lot softer. >> all right. >> stacy london, we love your hits, your misses and your great advice. >> now, from abc7 news , good morning, i am kristen sze. the highway patrol is looking for witnesses in the investigation into a crash that killed three on the peninsula.
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it happened before 10:00 p.m. last night on eastbound highway 92. a car with five people went east road. it hit a guardrail. the vehicle rolled and hit a utility pole. the impact killed a 21-year-old driver and two brothers ages 16 and telephone. the juvenile's 18-year-old older brother was rushed to the we hospital with major injuries. >> now, sue has the rest of the commute. sue? >> in richard -- richmond, three cars mixing it up in the h.o.v. lane beyond berkeley, bumper to bumper into the macarthur maze. and beyond 880, there were several early accidents with 101 jammed through shows. ace train number 5, 5- to 10-minute delay, and east bay bart is on delay, as well. >> we see sunshine.
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>> welcome back. still 30's around napa and livermore and 40's elsewhere. the seven-day outlook show mid-to-upper 50's today with a possible shower over the do you ever look at someone and think to yourself, they look just like someone i've seen on tv. we're talking to you. we're putting out a call across
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america, to find the perfect "gma" look-alikes. do you think you know someone that looks like robin, josh, george, sam? the eyes, the nose, the air. do you know a "gma" match? go to goodmorningamerica.com and send us your picture. you're might end up here on "good morning america," seeing double. a great crowd out there in times square. we have a lot of images coming in all weekend long. they're all coming in. to everyone in the control room. they're taking a look at it. if you think you're a match, go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> i think george clooney is your doppelganger. >> thank you. i wish my wife agreed.
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joe zee is here. he's joining us live, with the scoop on these gorgeous oscar-nominated costumes from "anna karenina." this is eye candy, for sure. we're going to get into this in a minute. >> so dramatic and beautiful. this is the guy everybody was talking about all weekend. it's mike. he got a chance and he won it. $75,000 for a half-court shot during the miami heat game. and you wouldn't believe. he got up close and personal face time with lebron james. >> i know. >> we're going to talk to him. he's here this morning. good morning, mike. >> hey, mike. >> is he going to do it again for us? >> no pressure, mike. >> we'll try over the weather monitors, through the lights, and in. >> double or nothing? >> sure. >> and george can tackle him. mary j. blige just walked
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in. >> you should see the shoes that mary is wearing. >> look at these shoes. >> wow. >> she is rockin' those shoes. >> yeah. >> star power, by the way. a lot of star power at "gma." >> they're telling a real-life story about two women behind two men we all know. >> great. let's get started with the picture. show penelope cruz. you look real closely right there. she has what could be earrings. they look like beads. looking very closely right inside there. each one, they're acupuncture beads. each one targeting a specific condition. and rachel smith gave this treatment a try. she's here to tell us about it. hey, rachel. >> i sure do. good morning, george. we look to the stars for the latest trends when they hit the carpets decked out to the nines. one actor says four tiny
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accessories has left fashion watchers asking, what is that? penelope cruz is known for dazzling on the red carpet. and at a recent premiere, one detail in particular caught the eye. or rather, the ear. four, tiny gold beads. it's acupuncture for the ear. unlike this episode of "sex and the city," it's unobtrusive and virtually pain-free. and it's not for style. some practitioners say it can be beneficial for your health. intrigued, i vifsited jill at te yinova center. >> they're little tiny beats. they don't pierce the skin. >> reporter: marjorie martin says, people think it might hurt. it doesn't hurt. you don't really feel it at all.
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>> reporter: why the ear? >> they're always contacting other body parts through your ear. we have points for hunger. we have points for organs like the kidney or the heart. what penelope had in her ear is have a point that is very calming. a point that is very centering. it had a point for metabolism. and another calming point. >> it's like taking an extra deep breath. >> reporter: so, it was time for marjorie's deep breath. >> you can feel them. you can press that. >> come on in. >> reporter: and then, it's my term. what is she doing? i'm calming my mind. yep. so, i still have a couple of those beads hanging on for dear life. the therapist gave me beads for hunger, metabolism, stress and calming. i did find myself pinching my ear from time to time, which
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jill said stimulates the point. minus my big lunch and dinner later that day, maybe. i'll willing to go back to the full treatment and i'll let you know how it goes. let's go to sam and re-create basketball magic. >> michael drysch, george. it was the heat/pistons game. you come out. you make the shot. you get the check. this started two weeks before, when you were on lebron's website and you won a contest. >> carmex. >> tell me about the contest you won to get you there. just put your name in there? >> yeah. just send on in. >> you didn't have to shoot to make the contest. >> yeah. 30,000 people entered. and i was fortunate enough to be picked for a random drawing. >> you walk out. and you know you've got this, right? i mean, you've done this before? >> no.
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who practices half-court shots? now, they have a half-court academy at carmex, maybe. >> do your friends know you as a guy that can play basketball? >> my friends don't know me as someone that plays basketball. >> so, the pressure was on. >> no. >> you didn't care? >> 75 large is pretty good. and lebron gives you the tackle hug. >> king james is the greatest. >> are you bruised and injured after that? this is a big guy coming with you? >> i did some moving work in my years. he's a big seven-foot guy. whatever. >> what was better? the shoutout from lebron or the $75,000? >> king james greeting. i wanted to meet him. probably not make the shot. but meeting king james was the greatest. >> not only meeting him. but he'll remember you for the rest of both of your lives. we have too many lights in here to make a shot. from the weather monitor, from
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behind the weather monitor. not a long shot. but maybe you can get arc out of it. do me a favor and see if you can. one more time. one more. one more. >> third time's a charm. >> it's a three-time there. let's get to the boards. the man is walking away with $75,000 and is personal friends with lebron. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want to show you. your twitter and facebook pictures let us know what's going on in the country. you're nice enough to send them every morning. this over the next two days will be where the weather kind of cameras and pictures and stories are focused. there's going to be heavy rain in this zone. and in the southern part of this, strong to severe weather. lighting up the skies and rain, to detroit, memphis, new orleans, and st. louis. watch your local abc stations
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for all of the warm weather across the country. we're getting a warm-up. it's not a good time of the year to do that. thank you, micha >> a little basketball. a little weather. all that brought to you by cadillac. coming up, a lot more on "gma," including the story of
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all right. we're counting down to oscar sunday. and this morning, we have a special treat. five of the oscar-nominated costumes which were worn in "anna karenina." and joe zee to give us the lowdown on these looks. these are wows. >> they're amazing. you talk about works of art.
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these are museum-quality cost e costumes. >> i want to start with this black ensemble that keira knightley war so well. >> when you talk about what they did for this movie, they took the idea of 19th century russia and incorporated '50s couture. >> they actually -- jacqueline said, i don't want to focus on the 1870s, when the film is set. but take that '50s couture. >> there was a lot of glamour in '50s couture. they took a lot of inspiration from the turn of the century. true costumes from the turn of the century, is a little doubty. and she's not doubty. >> she's so chic. and in the film, it's a scene when they're fighting when she's wearing this incredible two-piece ensemble and the high neckline, she's so glamorous. and it's a tricky line to walk
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for costume designers. you don't want the clothes to outshine the performance. >> you want to enhance the character. but you don't want it to become about the dress. that green dress is still in everybody's memory bank. >> i want to celebrate jacqueline. this is her third nomination. she's been nominated for two other joe wright keira knightley productions. so, she's on a roll. and they work incredibly well together. >> the best part is they can talk and work through the things that work best for what her character is. >> another example, a similar silhouette to the others. but i love that the color here is telling a story. what we learn from jacqueline is that the colors were darker in the beginning of the film to reflect the mood. as the love affair grew, the clothing got lighter. >> i think a moviegoer get a sense of that.
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i think this particular movie, it is stylized. i think what joe wright had was inspired by a play and took off from that. and i think you really see the character really move in a really beautiful way. that's what you see through the costume. >> talk to me about this. >> chanel. chanel supplied all of the jewelry for the movie. it's incredible. it is -- talk about handcrafted, state-of-the-art, really -- inspired by turn of the century. but it's not literal. >> it's a modern approach. >> very modern approach. >> you were standing next to this. this is my favorite. i love the color. what can we take on this for today's fashion? what can we interpret from these looks? >> these are costumes. there's a lot of work put into these. they're boned. they're corseted. there's a lot of padding underneath. but the idea that you can find something that's elegant and understated in a way.
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this was my favorite from the movie. >> me, too. >> but this is only in the movie for a split-second. >> but you remembered it. it was that impactful. >> that's what costumes should do. >> we have one more. this is truly eye candy. tell us about this ensemble and these jewels. >> this is a deep purple/black taffeta ensemble. and keira knightley is not even here and it looks like she's standing here right now. >> it's incredible. these have been on tour. not easy to get the actual costumes from a film, especially oscar-nominated film. we thank you, joe zee, and everybody involved. mary j. blige and angela bassett joining forces about one of the most remarkable friendships. and coming up on "gma live!" did cassie say yes to the prom?
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we'll reveal her answer, live. stay with us.
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well, two powerhouse perf m performers -- that's hard to say. two powerhouse performers have joined forces to bring one of the most intriguing friendships
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to the screen. angela bassett and mary j. blige. they create a legacy all of their own. and they are together in a movie called "betty and coretta." it's so good to have you both here this morning. you both look so beautiful. >> thank you. >> just gorgeous ensembles. we're all talking style today. a lot of people know that martin luther king and malcolm x were certainly huge and symbolic leaders of the civil rights movement. they were not friendly in life. but their two widows forged an intensely deep friendship. and i don't think a lot of people know that. >> right. i didn't know, either. that's what drew me to the story. the fact that they were friends. and they look at the bigger picture to, you know, live out their husbands' legacies to keep the dream alive, so to speak.
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and they didn't fight. they just -- >> because martin was peaceful to gandhi. and malcolm x., fiery. you know, by any means necessary. so, you know, whatever public was attracted to, you had your sides you could go to. but they lived beyond that. >> exactly. the two women actually forged a really deep and intimate bond, not the least of which, they were both widows. they both lost their husbands violently. >> they had that deeply in common. they had families to raise. they were committed to the movement, and to the community, and to the struggle, i think to the larger issues. so, they were to get past it what was considered petty. >> single mothers. raised between the two of them ten children without their husbands. i want to look at a clip. originally, malcolm x. was
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killed first, assassinated first. you play betty shabazz, who didn't want a public life until she saw coretta scott king. >> i saw on tv how you led that march. you took them right into the city where he was shot dead. i was so amazed. but it's not a choice i would have made. >> it's something i had to do. there was no choice. >> talk a little bit about that, angela. the exact that coretta scott king shot she had no choice but to assume his mantle. >> it was how she grew up. her history. her father who went through his experiences in a southern town, racist experiences. was a bigger person because of it. you know, didn't go towards violence. her mother who says that my children would get an education
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if i had but one dress. and her and her sister went on to antioch college and there to boston. so, when she met martin, she rebuffed him. i have lots to do. i'm very busy. i think she was on a road to an ope operatic career. she was like, you guys calm down. settle down. don't go this route. she thought her life had a purpose and a purpose with him. she embraced it nonetheless because there was a god-given purpose that she felt a calling on her life. >> well, it was a fascinating friendship. and a fascinating movie. my 10-year-old watched it with me. and he loved it. so, the movie is called "betty and coretta." it premiers saturday and lifetime. thank you for being here.
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and happy birthday to twins. >> their birthday. seventh birthday. >> we'll be right back.
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remember, nathan out in times square had a big sign for robin this morning. she answered on twitter. appreciate the signs that "gma" audience make to comfort me. every day is returning will be a blessing. there you go, nathan. have a good day.
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am kristen sze. at state capital, new legislation to have a statewide earthquake warning station. a few seconds could help
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minimize death and destruction from major earthquakes. experts from berkeley and cal tech you are on hand for the introduction. now the weather forecast. mike? >> we start with the temperatures. we are look at mid to upper 50's. tonight is the cold theft week mid-30's inland and low 40's around the bay but san francisco and half moon bay in the mid-40's and warmer from here. sue? >> problems on the richmond san rafael bridge with an overturn blocking the left lane at mid-span and we have slow traffic from the richmond side of things. northbound 880, an doesn't has it slow up to the oakland area. kristen? >> thank you, that is it for now. join us for the announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, academy award winning actor dustin hoffman. and, from the hit drama linda
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